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the wand is one of the most well known of the tools, and one of the most versatile.  Traditionally, the wand is made of the wood of many different kinds of trees including, Willow, Elder, Oak, Hazel, and Fruit Trees.  The length of the Wand varies from tradition to tradition, but it is most common to have a wand that is straight., and comfortable to hold.
          When searching for wood for you wand, if you are taking wood from a living tree, remeber to ask the tree first, and then thank it for it's sacrifice.  Wands can also be made from crystals and metals.  You can make your wand your own, by carving or painting symbols on it, or adorning it with ribbons, to make the wand special to you.
         For thousands of years the Wand has been used in both Magickal spells and rituals.  The Wand is mostly used to invoke the spirit of the God and the Goddess, to direct energy, and to magickally charge other objects.  The wand is often used to draw symbols and the ground, and sometimes to stir the cauldron.
        The wand is the tool of the South and is associated with Fire.  In some Wiccan traditions it is the tool of Air.
         The wand is phallic in nature, and is therefore a  masculine tool, and is sacred to the Gods.

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